Once Upon a Fat Girl

Friday, March 23, 2007

You Know That Half-Laugh/Half-Cry Feeling?

That's how I feel today.

We didn't get the house. Not only did we not get it, they were so offended by the offer that they put a big red X through it and wrote REJECTED in big letters. And yelled. And refused to make a counter offer, or sell us their house at any price.

Now the offer was significantly less than they were looking for--$120,000 when they want $189,900. But two years ago they wanted $80,000--and I think $40,000 increase in two years is generous. Especially when the house wasn't actually worth $80,000 back then--as evidenced by the fact that it didn't sell at that price.

Their reaction is ridiculous to me. Why take it personally? We took a shot and hoped for the best--we weren't taking aim at them or making a comment on them or their house.


We're looking at some more houses on Saturday next week, when we get to town. Who knows. Maybe the right house is still out there, not even on the market yet--and we were just saved by the universe from buying the wrong one. Anything is possible.

I'll find out Monday about the job. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed.


Blogger a.m. said...

Whoa! Perhaps their reaction is why their house has not ever sold.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous GReality@aol.com said...

Yeah...... I think they over reacted to your offer on the house. That's their problem though !! THE right house for you is still out there.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Lady Rose said...

Hang in there! When we were trying to buy we looked and looked and it was a horror story -- but eventually the "right" house can be found. It just awhile. Keep good thoughts! :)

12:22 PM  

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